Frequently Asked Questions
*Why do I need a consultation?
Answer: If you or your business have concerns or questions about a legal problem, pending lawsuit, or appeal– or have concerns or doubts about your present or prior lawyer’s handling of your matter, you should call BCN for a consultation to review your case and make recommendations for your future course of action. And the initial consultation is free.
*How is BCN different from other firms?
Answer: BCN’s goal is to make the law accessible and understandable to their clients. We understand that the laws and legal system for handling legal matters, lawsuits, and appeals can be bewildering and mystifying. Unlike most firms, we want you to understand the legal issues and the process so that you can be fully informed and involved in the decision making and handling of your case.
*How can a consultation help me?
Answer: It is not unusual for clients to be frustrated with the handling of their cases: confused about why it is taking so long and not progressing well and/or at times, suspicious about what their lawyers are doing. BCN wants to help you understand your case, get to the bottom of the legal issues, and unearth existing or potential problems, including the possible mishandling of your case.
*How does BCN handle consultations?
Answer: The typical consultation with BCN takes up to one hour. At that time, we want to understand your case, concerns, and goals. We will thus try to zero in on existing or potential problems and make sound and feasible suggestions. Where appropriate, BCN may suggest several alternatives and explain the pros and cons of each.
*What should I ask BCN’s team?
Answer: Ideally, you should use the consultation to explain your factual and legal situation, including what you know about the status of your matter and any known deadlines and problems, and to tell BCN what your concerns and goals are.
*What should I bring to the consultation?
Answer: Most legal matters involve paperwork of some kind, whether in the form of legal papers in a law suit, contract, lease, will, or other significant documents. Therefore, it is a good idea to bring those documents that are relevant to your case so that BCN can review and comment on them. If you can’t obtain them, it is still a good idea to proceed with the consultation, as delay may cause further problems. BCN will frequently make suggestions that include, where appropriate, how to obtain needed documents.